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Study Finds UN Strategy for Eliminating HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa Is Unfeasible


Statistical mapping technique shows widely dispersed population could pose challenges for initiative
29-Mar-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Springing Forward – to Allergy Season


California experienced record rainfall this year, and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring is upon us, what does this mean for allergy sufferers? The wet weather can be a...
28-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alcohol Use in Veterans with Schizophrenia Less Common Than Thought, but No Level Safe


Large, multi-site study sheds light and dispels misconceptions about drinking in people with serious mental illness.
28-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response

UCLA scientists have traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome. The research could one day help scientists find new...
21-Mar-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Potential Treatment for Type of Muscle and Brain Degenerative Disease


UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia, or IBMPFD. Using both fruit flies and human cells the researchers discovered how IBMPFD...
21-Mar-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Explore a New Method to Study Cholesterol Distribution on Cells


Researchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and could eventually identify mechanisms linking...
20-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Appendicitis Be Treated Solely with Medication?


For 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the colon. After all, it’s best to remove an infected body part that is not essential to survival rather than...
17-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biomarker Identifies Children at Risk of Poor Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Speed of signaling between brain's hemispheres an indication of damage to white matter; may help to identify youths at risk of cognitive decline
15-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preventing HIV Among Youth, Transgender People


According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2014 occurred among young people ages 13 to 24, 80 percent of whom were gay and bisexual males.
29-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Nipping Seasonal Allergies in the Bud


Allergy expert Dr. Rita Kachru, assistant clinical professor, division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at UCLA Health, can explain what it really means to be allergic.
27-Mar-2017 7:05 PM EDT

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up Among Young Adults; What You Should Know


Researchers predict that 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under age 50 this year; in all age groups, about 100,000 cases of colon cancer and nearly 40,000 cases of rectal cancer are expected.
24-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

When Air Pollution Is Bad, Know How to Protect Yourself


There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases.
22-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EDT

5 Facts About Sleep Apnea


5 facts about sleep apnea and its negative effects on your health.
27-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

It Isn’t Too Late to Get a Flu Shot


10-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST

A Spot Check on Measles [VIDEO]

Dr. Dennis Woo of UCLA Health explains the health concerns around this highly-contagious disease -- and what we should do about it.
3-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

Peak of Flu Season Starts This Month – Are You Ready? [Video]

In a season of a serious flu, UCLA's Dr. Dennis Woo explains why it's not too late to get the vaccine.
3-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST

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